Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has slammed Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz for their premature Test retirements weakening the country’s fast bowling stocks in the longer format. The 27-year-old Amir announced a permanent sabbatical from Test cricket in July while Wahab took a break from red-ball cricket in September.
While the duo is still available for selection for the limited-overs formats of the game, their decision has not been welcomed by Misbah. The former Pakistan captain admitted the need for the PCB to devise a policy that stops players from taking this step in the future.
"You invest so much on these players, and when preference should be given to the country and you go elsewhere, it's not the right thing to do. We are thinking hard on these lines, and soon we will make a policy on this (because) it can be a problem for Pakistan in the future,” he complained.